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, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. c
, so, of course, i know who they are. >> just quickly, tell me quickly, chuck hagel, does he have your backing now? you met with him this week. >> no, but i want to see what happens in the hearing, and i think it would be important to make a judgment after that. >> are you closer than you were before? you had specific concerns. did he answer those concerns? >> not really. we had a very, i think, a good conversation. we've been friends for many years. so we'll see what happens in the hearings here. >> big news this week on lifting the ban for women in combat. >> uh-huh. >> are you a supporter of that, or are you a little worried -- >> no, no, i support it. i think women are obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. i just want to emphasize, though, there should be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military. >> and they say there will be. how about selective service? women? >> i was just going to say, i think we ought to grapple with that one. maybe -- maybe we'll draft you first, martha. >> okay. i'll v
confirmation hearings begin for defense secretary chuck hagel. he has secured support from several key senators but he's expected to face tough questioning from some republican opponents. and friday is expected to be hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. the exact timing of her departure depends on hearings for john kerry who president obama tapped to replace her. that will do it for me. cnn newsroom continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >>> hello, everyone. top of the hour. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. survivors of a nightclub fire in brazil are describing a nightmare scene. bodies all over the ground. firefighters trying to smash down the walls. terrified people being trampled. so many people dead. this nightclub was way overcrowded with dangerous pyrotechnics show going on inside. straight ahead is rafael romo. i want you to give us an updated count of the yash yults. >> this is way too preliminary yet. authorities still going over the scene to try to find out what happened there. some of the scenes we have received here at cnn world headquart
. i think that's unfortunate. i don't think it has any place in politics. >> chuck hagel, you were very tepid on "meet the press" a couple of weeks ago. >> i was. >> now you've met with him, you're more comfortable, you'll support him? >> i am. >> what changed? >> i said on your show that i had real concerns. i spent 90 minutes with him. i asked him very specific questions on the things that troubled me. his answers were forth right. and they were answers that alayed my concerns. should we keep every option on the table to prevent a nuclear iran? yes. i went further. i said, do you think we can tolerate a nuclear iran? he said no. and i said to him, well, then, if we had to use military as the only choice, would you? he said yes. second, i asked him hezbollah and hamas, should they be labeled terrorist groups? yes. should israel be forced to negotiate with them if they don't recognize israel's right to exist, if they don't renounce violence? no, absolutely. third, sanctions. do you support increased sanctions? would you support unilateral sanctions in? yes. there were differences b
. >> and the thing is, he's backed up these words by picking chuck hagel, the guy who understands war. >> hagel is somebody who considered people -- >> but hagel is there to deconstruct defense contract spending. >> he didn't talk clockishly. he didn't talk about israel. he didn't talk about anything that we usually talk about that we've got to defend ourselves. it was more like -- it was peaceful. it was almost pacifist, almost. >> well, i think he's choosing -- this first term, he toggled back and forth between the sentiments of cairo and the reality of what we did in libya, for example. we put boots on the ground there. we supported what was going on there. so sometimes he's shown a willingness to use military force to change the facts on the ground. >> assuming -- >> what he's doing, he's going back to his original commitment with which he began the first term. >> he's speaking about ending wars and the country's national security today. what sounded to me a shot of neoconservative think k. >> we, the people still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war
on that right now than focusing on these distant things. >>> a new anti-chuck hagel ad has popped up. the ad is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and left are a organizing to block hagel's nomination. the president out on tuesday. republican congressman paul ryan said both parties are waiting on the president. >> the question many of us are asking, is he looking to play politics or does he want to solve the problem? we don't know the answer to that yet. we know there are a late of democrats in kwg who want to solve this problem, fix this mess and many of us agree with that. >> white house correspondent peter alexander joining me live. on tuesday can we expect to hear from the president about actual legislation or is he going to give us more of the contours of what future legislation would resemble? >> he is diving head first into this major policy speech of his second term. it is going to take place in a state well familiar with the issue of illegal immigration. one of the risks of proposing specific legislation, a bill t
on the foreign policy side in chuck hagel and to some lesser extent john kerry have been somewhat aggressive and particularly hagel, who is more so probably than any other serving politician, and sort of more than any other republican politician formed his foreign policy status or prestige as a reaction to the failures of the meeo conservatism. in a way that didn't seem possible, there does seem to be a concerted effort here to coninstruct a post neo conservative foreign policy consensus to learn the lessons of essentially the bush era, where the first one was cleaning up what bush had done, and the second one was defining what comes next, and you saw that in the inaugural, and you are also seeing it in the appointments. those matter even more. >> michael, roger cohen writes, "when i asked myself what i hoped barack obama's second term would inaugural, my answer was a new era of diploma as where i. remember that thing? the nobel peace prize. obama has chosen two knowledgeable professionals who have seen enough war to loathe it and have deep experience of the world. i think they're sharing a
cancers. knowing can make all the difference in the world. >>> well, chuck hagel is making the rounds on capitol hill trying to win over support for his nomination as defense secretary. today he met with senator john mccain who has been a vocal critic of the obama administration. on a lot of fronts. late this afternoon he and hagel had a frank and candid conversation in which they discussed some of mccain's concerns. mccain also called hagel an old friend. it's worth remembering both men are veterans of the vietnam war, and that's certainly a band of brothers. we'll be right back. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replace
gynecologic cancer. and get the inside knowledge. >>> well, chuck hagel is making the rounds on capitol hill trying to win over support for his nomination as defense secretary. today he met with senator john mccain who has been a vocal critic of the obama administration. late this afternoon mccain said he and hagel had a frank and candid conversation in which they discussed some of mccain's concerns. mccain also called hagel an old friend. it's worth remembering both men are veterans of the vietnam war and that's certainly a band of brothers. we'll be right back. hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg and more interior room than corolla and civic and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation, and other handy stuff? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan
, but that is not what they do. more broadly, they're asserting there is broad opposition to chuck hagel, we're just not allowed to know who it is. i'm not buying it it, i say bull-pucky, i might be wrong, but i call bull-pucky. and if i am wrong, there is an easy way to prove it. come out, come out, whoever you are. if you are not bill kristol, liz cheney or the log cabin republicans, i'll be the first to admit i'm wrong. but i don't think i'm wrong. this is not a liberal group, it is a right-wing group, you're trying to look like liberals and we can tell. that does it for us, we'll see you monday night. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> a hint today of what president obama's first priority will be during his second term. >>> a new surge on wall street. does it signal the country's economic troubles are in the past? >>> the deep freeze turns dangerous. no relief this weekend in some parts of the country. >>> new rules on the battlefield. one woman in the military talks to me about what it means to her. she's been in tough fights before. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex
of a weapon. >>> it appears chuck hagel will be confirmed as secretary of defense. one of his first big projects will be integrating women into the front line positions in combat. how's this likely to roll out and where are the fault lines? >> i think it is the sheer physicality of some of these jobs. now, what has happened here is the pentagon chief, currently leon panetta, has said here's the deal, women are now able to be in the front lines in combat. you have time, he says to the military to come back and tell me if women should be excluded from certain jobs. here is the idea r you have to have -- in special ops, in particular, there are huge physical challenges, even for the fittest of men. the question whether women who biologically have less upper body strength, can qualify and use the same qualifications as men. now, clearly, there are some women who can, but we will see over the next six months or so if anyone comes back and says i just don't think this is a job that a female can do but i think he expect a pretty easy transition. as we know, women have been in combat in terms o
of state, john kerry, and chuck hagel, which he has gone a lot of flak for it, to the secretary of defense? >> those are promising choices. john kerry may finally liberate himself with a push from chuck a goal. they are going to have to take on the military-industrial complex and reduce those mass of weapons systems that were designed for a soviet-peristyle hostility like the f-22 and nuclear subs. they're going have to cut the military budget down from its $800 billion, and get out of afghanistan and iraq. and whether they have the chemistry and the political fortitude to do so, it remains to be seen. but i think they are a better choice than their predecessors. i think john kerry will be better than hillary clinton, who had to be macho all the time. and panetta, chuck hagel will be better than panetta, who was kind of a fill in. and spent weekends back in california where he really wants to retire. there is a little promise there. but again, it requires the resurgence of mass demonstrations in washington this spring to develop a convergent policy from the militarization of foreign-policy
: not only is this bipartisan, but also bicameral. you write about chuck hagel. it is not the group he wants to find himself among, yet during his tenure as a senator from nebraska his office turnover rate through 2000 rate -- 2009 rate this second highest. guest: right. as senators do consider chuck nomination, it is a worthy line of questioning. it is worth questioning why he was not able to maintain a staff of 50 because he is now trying to be the head of the department with 2 million service members. host: we are talking with luke rosiak of the "washington times " about the best and worst bosses on capitol hill and the high turnover rate of congressional staffers and the impact on the amount of expertise able to be retained on the hill and other topics of that nature. if you want to get involved in the conversation, the numbers -- we have a special line for congressional staffers. 202-585-3883. give us a call, and tell us about your story, or if you have not worked on the hill, call us with a question or comment for luke rosiak of "the washington times." is there a pattern you see? anywa
he will support chuck hagel for defense secretary. will you?h him one-on-one so i can make sure the concerns i have can be addressed. i have had a brief phone call with him on issues i care deeply about, issues of iran, with regard to women in the millitary, and implementing the don't ask don't tell repeal. >> i know many people pointed fingers at house republicans for being obstructionists but democrats in the senate have not the put forward a budget. do you expect that to change? >> we did have a budget. it was the budget act of last year. it is what has mandated the tough cuts that are facing us in the future. the sequestration is because of the budget we put in place. we're going to look at these issues. most people want to avoid the tough cuts under se crest ration. they want a more refined and balanced approach. so that's the work we're going to look at in the next month. >> senator gillibrand thank you so much. >> thank you. i hope everyone enjoys inauguration inauguration. >> this is a day of celebration for president obama. tomorrow he gets back to work
believe the senate should confirm chuck hague toll become the next secretary of defense. 22% oppose hagel. he is a former senator from nebraska. 30% say they're unsure about hagel. what should be the main folk us in dealing with immigration? 53% say there should be a plan to have illegal immigrants become residents and 43% say deporting them and stopping more from am coulding to the u.s. soon arctic blast and a winter storm could make for a messy and dangerous commute all over new england this morning. jennifer delgado is tracking that storm. >>> you thought it was cold yesterday in washington, d.c. look at the temperatures and what it feels like through parts of the upper midwest, plains, and ohio valley. look at those wind chill values. minus 39 in duluth. minus 22 in minneapolis. of course, these temperatures are barely making it above the freezing mark. and this cold air has invaded parts of the u.s. it's not going anywhere. you can see for yourself, anywhere in blue we have a wind chill advisory. that means wind chill values today and even some locations through tomorrow, they're goi
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